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died in a russian prison. and now the news from the pentagon. jennifer, who is this russian lawyer? what was he trying to do? >>reporter: this is a story of how the russian prison system is a modern day gulag, a 37-year-old lawyer and was investigating corruption at the high of the level in the russian government when he was killed in prison. he was investigating on behalf of his american client and he was investigating $230 million that went missing. shipship what did they do? >>reporter: he was kept in one of the harshest prisons with no window pan. s and they were were over crowded cells, and they kept him under a stressful situation and here is what the head of the fund said happened to him. >> on november 16 he went into critical condition and they did move him to a prison hospital but what they did to him at the hospital is unforgivable thing i have heard. instead of treating him they put him in a straitjacket and put him in isolation cell and left him for one hour and 1 minutes until he died. >>reporter: because he was trying to fight corruption. >>shepard: thank you. the up
to the death of this man, a lawyer, trying to clean up corruption in moscow. jennifer griffin is live from moscow with this story. who does the legislation target, exactly? >> reporter: as you mentioned, this is an unbelievable story t. paints the picture of a modern day good log in the russian prison system. the two democrats who are sponsoring the legislation, jim mcgovern of massachusetts and senator ben consideringin of -- cardin of maryland essentially are targeting 60 members of the interior ministry in russia, everyone from the police ministry to those holding high positions in the ministry. they don't want them to have visas to come to the u.s., they want them to freeze their assets. the group is basically upset because a 37-year-old lawyer who was investigating fraud for a $4.5 billion western investment fund there was basically tortured and then died in a russian prison a year ago. there's a lot more information about this, www russian untouchables.com, it's an amazing story of what the russian prison system is like right now. jenna: jennifer, let's talk more about this lawyer, w
because of the low scores they had given derek and jennifer. when my mom was announced the crowd went nuts. >> greta: interesting, you can't maneuver anywhere without getting a lot of attention. there's another controversy having to do with rum runners. what is that about? >> i really don't know what that is about. i'm guilty as charged. i ate nachos at a restaurant. it is a big deal saying i was at a bar. i don't know, just more controversy that people like to spread lies about, i guess. >> greta: it is interesting that whatever you do, we are following. we also follow the good things. you are getting involved in a lot of social things. you are involved now in a right to life project, is that right? >> yes, it is. i just did a fundraiser in kentucky. i'm doing another pro-life fundraiser in northern california tomorrow. >> greta: are there other projects you want to get involved in? >> yeah, there's lots of things that i would like to do. there's lots of opportunities out there. i want to share my testimony and my message to young girls. i want to do a lot of things. >> greta: why do you
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